The RSS-affiliated student organisation Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), on Friday, May 15, 2020, submitted a memorandum of demands on examination modes to the University of Delhi’s Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Kumar Tyagi.
On Thursday, the University said it might opt for online ‘open book’ examinations in case the situation arising due to the coronavirus outbreak does not normalise. In response to this, the ABVP expressed displeasure pertaining to the fact that very little time was given for discussion with stakeholders, and only one alternative mode was suggested, the student organisation said in a statement. It recommended extensive dialogues with all the stakeholders for a suitable and satisfactory solution.
Further, the student body suggested that more and more options should be given to the students in terms of course to be evaluated, mode of evaluation, and questions to be answered. Students should only be assessed for only that part of the syllabus which had been completed during classroom teaching, it added. The ABVP also demanded that composite evaluation methods like assignments, viva voce, projects, MCQs, etc., should be explored in order to solve this issue.
Many students have left the national capital in the mid-semester break without their study materials and so the varsity must make provision to provide them the resource material soon, the ABVP said. According to them, students in their final semesters should be evaluated with conventional methods, if possible, or with innovative feasible options and those of intermediate years should be promoted.